St. George Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
St. George Peak (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peak
This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
rising to c. 1500m E of Cape Vostock, NW Alexander Island, was sighted by RAE in January 1821 and named Gora Sv. Georgiya Pobedonostsa [=mountain of St. George the Victor], according to a letter from M.P. Lazarev to A.A. Shestakov, probably written in the autumn of 1821 (Andreyev, 1949, p.25). The position of the peak was erroneously given as 68°45'S 73°27'W, which falls in the sea on the relevant RAE map sheet ([Bellingshausen], atlas, 1831a, sheet 61), but it is assumed that the name was applied to the present feature, a prominent peak shown in a recognition sketch ([Bellingshausen], atlas, 1831a, sheet 59). The peak was photographed from the air by RARE in 1947 and mapped from air photographs by FIDS in 1959. St. George Peak ([in 69°06'S 72°03'W] APC, 1961, p.3; BA chart 3571, 14.vii.1961; Searle, 1963, end map; [co-ordinates corrected from US LANDSAT imagery of February 1975] APC, 1977, p.29; BAS 250P sheet SR 19-20/5 (Ext.), 1-DOS 1978). Saint George Peak (USBGN, 1961, p.26). St. Georges [sic] Peak (BA, 1974, p.209).
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